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  Size:   270 x 210 mm
10.75 x 8.25 in
 
  Pages:   272  
  Color:   100+  
  Binding:   Hardcover  
  Published:   October 2013  
  ISBN:   978-1-932476-66-8  
 
 

Price: US$65.00

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The Illuminated Life of the Great Yolmowa
Benjamin Bogin

Yolmowa Tenzin Norbu — renowned as a tantric adept, teacher, author, and painter — was one of the most fascinating figures of seventeenth-century Tibet, a century of towering Buddhist masters. He is particularly famous for his autobiography. Writing in a direct and candid style marked by profound insight and maverick humor, he explores the challenges of embodying the Buddha’s teachings. He accompanied his autobiography with his own full-color illustrations. These extraordinary images are the only known example of a Tibetan visual autobiography.

Yolmowa’s autobiography is translated here for the first time. Opening with an informative essay on his life and times, this volume brings to life all forty-four of the remarkable autobiographical illustrations, beautifully presented here with explanatory essays providing detailed analyses of each. Scholars will be rewarded with a full translation of the autobiography, along with an extensive bibliography and index.

Benjamin Bogin is assistant professor of Buddhist studies in the Theology Department at Georgetown University.